Tuesday, February 26, 2008

India Beats Sri Lanka by 7 Wickets to Enter Finals

India claimed a spot in the tri-series finals with a crushing seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in their one-day match here on Tuesday.

A spectacular middle-order collapse saw Sri Lanka make just 179 from 47.1 overs and India had few problems reaching the target in 32.2 overs, scoring 180 for three.


Importantly for India, star batsman Sachin Tendulkar burst out of his form slump ahead of the finals against Australia with his first half-century of the series.

Gautam Gambhir continued his impressive form with an unbeaten 63, while Yuvraj Singh looked dangerous with a rapid 36.

Looking good at 71 for loss of just one wicket, Sri Lanka lost 6-21 in just over 11 overs to slump to 93 for seven.

Sharma and Kumar both grabbed 4 wickets each.

Full Report
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India Crushed Sri Lanka By 7 Wickets : Scorecard

Here is the scorecard of match where India Crushed Sri Lanka by 7 wickets to secure their place in finals.

Sri Lanka Innings

India Innings